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Viewing Entry - Montebello (S13102)
by Drewe, Robert

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Author / Responsible partyDrewe, Robert
TopicsBiography. Drewe, Robert, 1943- Authors, Australian -- 20th century. Western Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century. Western Australia -- Social life and customs.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Montebello continues where Robert Drewe's much-loved memoir The Shark Net left off - taking us into his mature years - In the aftermath of events, both man-made and natural, that have left a permanent mark on the landscape and psyche of Western Australia - the British nuclear tests in the Montebello Islands, the mining boom, and shark attacks along the coast - Drewe examines how comfortable and familiar terrain can quickly become a site of danger, and how regeneration and renewal can emerge from chaos and loss. With humility, wit and a clear-eyed view of himself, he intertwines these stories with the events of his own life. His passion for islands - which began with Rottnest Island in his youth and continues to this day - frames the narrative; in the near-solitude of these remote places, he is free to reflect. This is a moving story of what it means to see and survive destruction, to love and to grow old.

Additional Information

System control numberS13102
Original Print PublisherMelbourne: Hamish Hamilton, 2012.
NarratorRobert Meldrum.
Narrator NameRobert Meldrum.
Participant or performer noteRobert Meldrum.
Narrators GenderMale narrator